Terror risk to Channel ferries
Government sources admit they are concerned about security at ferry ports over fears that terrorists – thwarted by tightened airport security – will switch attention to shipping.
Channel ferries at risk from jihadi terror attack
By Robert Mendick, and Tim Ross
Cross-Channel ferries and the Palace of Westminster have been identified as facing an increased risk of terrorist attack in the wake of the atrocities in Paris.
Ministers have highlighted passenger ferries as a weak link in Britain’s defence against Islamist terrorists, amid fears they could hijack a ferry in the Channel and commit slaughter before security forces could reach it.
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